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Sydney, Australia, 1979

1979


Artist

Fiona Hall

Australia

1953 -


About

Fiona Hall's diversified practice includes installation, mixed media and photography. She trained as both a painter and photographer in Sydney, London and Rochester, New York, before returning to Australia to work professionally and teach in the early 1980s. Her early photographs present intriguing and seductive images of the world, unexpected glimpses of life and places such as the Harbour Bridge behind fibro houses and banana leaves in 'Sydney, Australia, 1979'. Documentary becomes truly a process of revealing what we might otherwise miss. Hall's work also plays with light, and its ability to both reveal and cloak.


Details


Date

1979


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

27.7 x 27.6 cm image; 40.5 x 30.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated c. verso, pencil "Fiona Hall/ ...1979".


Credit

Purchased 1981


Location

Not on display


Accession number

230.1981


Artist information

Fiona Hall

Works in the collection

80


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers

Julie Ewington, Fiona Hall, Annandale, 2005, 38 (illus.).

Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 96

Michael Wardell, My city of Sydney, Sydney, 2000. no catalogue numbers